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    Re: The Bain Files: Inside Mitt Romney’s Tax-Dodging Cayman Schemes

    Now...if you'll excuse me, I'm going back to my nap.

    Please...don't wake me for stupid stuff again, eh?
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    Re: The Bain Files: Inside Mitt Romney’s Tax-Dodging Cayman Schemes

    Quote Originally Posted by Mycroft View Post
    Romney doesn't strike me as the kind of guy who brags. I think he'd rather talk about important issues.
    You mean like his $10,000 bet with Perry?

    Short memory you have.
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    Re: The Bain Files: Inside Mitt Romney’s Tax-Dodging Cayman Schemes

    Quote Originally Posted by obvious Child View Post
    You mean like his $10,000 bet with Perry?

    Short memory you have.
    More stupid stuff, I see.

    Do you even know what that bet was about?

    And it somehow means Romney is bragging?

    You liberals have nothing but stupid attempted spin like this. Do honestly think Obama could win by talking about this bet and Romney's "bragging"??
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    Re: The Bain Files: Inside Mitt Romney’s Tax-Dodging Cayman Schemes

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    Re: The Bain Files: Inside Mitt Romney’s Tax-Dodging Cayman Schemes

    Quote Originally Posted by Mycroft View Post
    More stupid stuff, I see.

    Do you even know what that bet was about?

    And it somehow means Romney is bragging?

    You liberals have nothing but stupid attempted spin like this. Do honestly think Obama could win by talking about this bet and Romney's "bragging"??
    Did you really just say that?

    Romney's not bragging by tossing around an outrageous amount on a stupid bet?

    By your measure, bragging doesn't exist.
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    Re: The Bain Files: Inside Mitt Romney’s Tax-Dodging Cayman Schemes

    Yeah its just terrible what Romney is doing. No one else would ever think about those sort of tax dodging schemes would they? Gawker does? Really?

    Gawker Stalker: Nick Denton Spotted in Cayman Islands : The New Yorker

    Taking a break from the thousands of pages of documents related to the 2008 bank bailout that the Fed released yesterday—more on them later—I indulge my reprehensible weakness for media gossip, perusing a six-thousand-word post by Felix Salmon, the financial blogger, about Gawker Media. In addition to being an excellent advertisement for restricted word counts—and Salmon’s Stakhanovite work ethic—the post contains quite a bit of stuff that was news to me. (And, no, I don’t mean all that guff about Gawker redesigning its home page to feature one lead story. Stop the presses: Nick Denton, a former newspaper man, discovers the front-page splash.)

    Here’s the real skinny:

    1) Gawker’s top advertising executive, Chris Batty, the person primarily responsible for bringing in the green that pays the rest of the staff’s wages, has quit or been pushed out, and he’s taking with him the firm’s top salesman. Actually, the media-savvy Denton put this bad news out himself, in a long e-mail to staff that was leaked earlier this week. But Salmon has lots of background to Batty’s departure, which he says is likely to hit Gawker’s revenues in the coming months. Seems Batty and Denton disagreed about the wisdom of junking the blog format that Gawker pioneered and trying to become an online cable network, which is what appears to be in Denton’s mind.

    2) Gawker is organized like an international money-laundering operation. Much of its international revenues are directed through Hungary, where Denton’s mother hails from, and where some of the firm’s techies are located. But that is only part of it. Recently, Salmon reports, the various Gawker operations—Gawker Media LLC, Gawker Entertainment LLC, Gawker Technology LLC, Gawker Sales LLC—have been restructured to bring them under control of a shell company based in the Cayman Islands, Gawker Media Group Inc.

    Why would a relatively small media outfit based in Soho choose to incorporate itself in a Caribbean locale long favored by insider dealers, drug cartels, hedge funds, and other entities with lots of cash they don’t want to advertise? The question virtually answers itself, but for those unversed in the intricacies of international tax avoidance Salmon spells it out: “The result is a company where 130 U.S. employees eat up the lion’s share of the the U.S. revenues, resulting in little if any taxable income, while the international income, the franchise value of the brands, and the value of the technology all stays permanently overseas, untouched by the I.R.S.”
    Yeah, really.

    Fix the tax code and this wont be an issue for anyone. Its such a maze that its a miracle anyone can understand it if their taxes are complicated and diverse.

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    Re: The Bain Files: Inside Mitt Romney’s Tax-Dodging Cayman Schemes

    Quote Originally Posted by obvious Child View Post
    Did you really just say that?

    Romney's not bragging by tossing around an outrageous amount on a stupid bet?

    By your measure, bragging doesn't exist.
    You really ought to find out what the whole bet was about.
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    Re: The Bain Files: Inside Mitt Romney’s Tax-Dodging Cayman Schemes

    Quote Originally Posted by Mycroft View Post
    You really ought to find out what the whole bet was about.
    You really outta to know how much $10,000 is. FYI: It's about a third of what the average American makes.

    And Romney was willing to put it on a bet.

    This election has pushed you so far from critical thinking it's not even funny.

    It's like nothing the Republicans do can be wrong in your eyes. Romney could murder a boy on live tv and you'd excuse it.
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    Re: The Bain Files: Inside Mitt Romney’s Tax-Dodging Cayman Schemes

    Quote Originally Posted by obvious Child View Post
    You really outta to know how much $10,000 is. FYI: It's about a third of what the average American makes.

    And Romney was willing to put it on a bet.

    This election has pushed you so far from critical thinking it's not even funny.

    It's like nothing the Republicans do can be wrong in your eyes. Romney could murder a boy on live tv and you'd excuse it.
    You ever been to Vegas?

    Look, you are all bent out of shape about the amount of the bet...yet you have no idea what the bet was all about.

    All style...no substance. The story of the liberal.
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    Re: The Bain Files: Inside Mitt Romney’s Tax-Dodging Cayman Schemes

    Quote Originally Posted by Mycroft View Post
    You ever been to Vegas?

    Look, you are all bent out of shape about the amount of the bet...yet you have no idea what the bet was all about.

    All style...no substance. The story of the liberal.
    How many people do you know that freely bet $10,000?

    And I'm not the one arguing it's normal for a campaign to help their opponents spread dirty rumors. You are.

    And you saying I'm all style. Insane.
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